Department of Labor

Electronic Report Writing

Incorporate an i-Pad type device into field inspectors' tools. The laptop has been used successfully by field inspectors. Now, the technology exists to electronically take field notes on an electronic recording pad thus eliminating the use of paper for notetaking. This could produce a completely electronic report. Reports would be able to be added to the IPAL database. All reviews could be made electronically by field personnel, supervisors, and district managers. The multiple programs presently used and the hours of report construction could be greatly streamlined and simplified. Papers wuld not need to be copied by hand anymore; rather, they would simply be uploaded directly into the approval stream. All reports could be made electronically and available to any authorized individuals directly after an upload.

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Idea No. 2070